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SCAA Lecture Series Offers Engaging Sessions Included in the Price of Admission

By Andrew Hetzel, Café Makers This year’s SCAA Event Lecture series promises to be one of the best in the association’s history, offering a variety of engaging topics that provide practical solutions to business challenges or encourage discussion of important issues facing our industry, all presented by knowledgeable experts in their respective fields. Returning from …

Rules of the New School: Thoughts on Education and Shaping the Future of Specialty Coffee

  By Todd Mackey Let’s face it–coffee is cool. You’re probably thinking, “Yeah, I already knew that!” But now the market is telling us loud and clear that it thinks so, too. Consumers are seeking more of the qualities that we always hoped they would, while slowly but surely beginning to pony up the premiums …

Investing in the Next Generation of Coffee Farmers

By Willy Foote, Root Capital For decades, SCAA members have made significant investments that support the millions of farmers at the heart of the global coffee market. These investments have helped strengthen livelihoods, conserve the environment, improve quality, and promote women’s empowerment and gender equality. Yet something’s still missing. Past efforts have too often failed to …